This Evening

So tonight has been lovely. I painted a vintage 1990’s jewelry armoire, I won at auction, white. Then I watched “The Shining Hour” from 1938 and loved it and our neighbors invited my son over to their garden to pick cherry tomatoes. We also were given peppers from the same neighbors. This morning I ate…

Never

In a post today Caroline Calloway muses about how a person who has been subjected to an abnormal amount of negative and at times cruel publicity such as herself, has to not ask why because there is no answer. Well, I have to disagree and I have to write about it. See, the more I…

Will I?

So, today has been weird. For example, I’m now in possession of an antique wooden door I accidentally bought at auction that I have no idea how to integrate into my house. So, I have a lovely door just sort of hanging out almost meaninglessly in my garage now. It’s not too odd but it’s…

Blue and White

There are many types of “blue and white”. There are Asian “blue and white” pieces and vintage or antique Western ones inspired by Asian Art (Chinoiserie). There is Flow Blue. There are upscale reproductions of the types above and cheaper reproductions. There’s Delft Blue (Dutch). There’s Scandinavian blue and white too. Currier and Ives… The…

Artsy & Marks

Among the many other things I have going on I’ve decided to add something else. Yes. I’m going to make a chinoiserie mirror. It’s (wood frame) already painted shades of peach. The previous owner of our house seemed to love that color and likely thought it was period appropriate. I’m just going to add blue…

Littering

Ardeth litters. And that is the conclusion of the Ardeth saga. Remember her? The cooking classist? Yes, she’s also a litterbug. At the last cooking session my friend Laura went to, (also the end of the cooking series), Ardeth just totally ignored her. Laura didn’t attend the party at her house and it seemed to…

Confused

So, a reporter at Vice decided to go for the gossipy angle on Ms. C. Calloway yesterday and it was both hilarious and angering. I lost a lot of respect for Vice… To start, any so-called journalist working for Vice (not the same caliber as the NYT, but still…) should be smart enough to realize…

Pink and Mint

I really, really do love gemstones. Last night I actually spent hours just perusing jewelry stores online for fun. Like I wrote once on this blog a while ago, I thought very seriously about being a gemologist in my late 20’s. My speciality would have been diamond grading. When I first started collecting gems I…

Braces And White Culture (It’s Real Life)

Just to be clear and follow-up from my last post: I don’t think white culture is superior, but I do think it has accomplished a great many wonderful things (along with our atrocities), including the firm establishment of the ideas that make a separate “American Culture” possible. And as we move forward I think we…

Madness

I’m thinking through a lot right now, so please forgive the following somewhat scattered, possibly redundant paragraphs. — Have you read the manifesto of the shooter in El Paso? It’s…mind-bending how logical and well-spoken he is. And the scary truth is that he speaks more sincerely and clearly than most public voices (pundits) I’ve heard….